premature contraction


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Related to premature contraction: premature atrial contraction, ventricular extrasystoles

ex·tra·sys·to·le

(eks'tră-sis'tō-lē),
A nonspecific word for an ectopic beat from any source in the heart.
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premature contraction

Ectopic heartbeat, see there.
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There can be premature contractions as well, where the contractions arise too early.
Marcus, the senior author and director of clinical research at UCSF's cardiology division, theorized that eradicating these premature contractions with drugs or a procedure that destroys the malfunctioning area of the heart may reduce the risk of the rhythm disorder.
The use of antiarrhythmic drugs for the suppression of ventricular premature contractions to prevent sudden death is but one example.
Ventricular premature contractions (VPCs) originating from Purkinje system has been shown to be associated with polymorphic VTs and electrical storms after MI (5-7).
Relationship between plasma hormones and ventricular premature contractions in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy-significance of human atrial natriuretic peptide (hANP) [in Japanese].
BECAUSE OF PREMATURE CONTRACTIONS and bleeding, a woman underwent cesarean delivery by her ObGyns.
Evaluated the potential utility of hypnotic relaxation (HR) as an adjunct to pharmacologic treatment with 39 women (mean age 27.48 yrs) hospitalized for premature contractions in pregnancy.
Obstetric complications occurred during 26 pregnancies, and included premature contractions in 9, vaginal bleeding in 5, dyspnea in 5, and premature rupture of membranes in 4.
"It's from the next beat as the heart pumps more forcefully to clear out the extra blood." Premature contractions can also occur in the two upper chambers of the heart, the atria.
Among patients with premature contractions at 20 to 34 weeks, who were randomized to hydration or observation or a single subcutaneous dose of 0.25 mg of terbutaline, the shortest length of stay in triage was for the women who received the terbutaline (LOE: 1).
Al-Saidi, who was seven months pregnant, was driven from room to room in panic before suffering premature contractions and delivering her stillborn son.